Often, the most satisfying and enjoyable deep-fried foods are the ones that require the least amount of preparation. Simple yet well-executed deep-fried dishes make a statement on any restaurant menu. So why not try our top 2 deep fryer recipes.
Although deep-fried foods are one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases, large amounts of fried foods aren’t good for our health. But it’s a satisfying treat every once in a while, and a great addition to any restaurant.
If you’re looking to jazz up your menu, keep reading to start making our favorite deep fryer recipes.
1. Classic Fried Chicken Wings
Surprisingly, it’s easy to dress up fried chicken to a restaurant-worthy status. Start with these simple ingredients:
- Chicken Wings
- Vegetable Oil
- 2-3 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Salt and Pepper
- 2 cups of Flour
- 1 Tsp of Spices (Garlic/Onion/Paprika)
Place three bowls on the counter, and start heating the oil in the deep fat fryer. Mix the eggs into one bowl, the spices and salt and pepper in another, and the flour into the third bowl. Coat the chicken wings in the spices first, then dip them into the egg mix and fully submerge.
Once covered, place them into the flour. Check the oil is hot enough by using a kitchen thermometer before adding the wings. Once it’s at the correct temperate (350°F) cook until golden and crisped.
If the chicken wings are paired with a simple side salad and garnish, you’ll go from Drive Thru to gourmet.
2. Tempura Vegetables
Opting for deep-fried vegetables is a great meat-free Japanese option for vegetarians. To begin, you’ll need:
- 2 Tbsp Potato Starch
- 1 Large Egg
- A cup of Ice Cold Water
- Sunflower or Canola Oil
- 1 cup Flour with a Tsp of baking soda
- A Selection of your preferred vegetables
It’s a similar method to the fried chicken, mix the flour, baking soda, and potato starch into a bowl. Combine the beaten egg and cold water before gradually adding the dry mixture. The cold water allows for the batter to absorb less oil so as it hits the hot oil, the batter is shocked and expands.
Prepare the vegetables into smaller manageable pieces before coating them in the tempura batter. No need to dip into flour and egg beforehand, smother the vegetables in the batter and place them into the oil once it’s reached temperature (350°F). Within a few minutes, remove the vegetables and drain.
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Ready to Try Out These Delicious Deep Fryer Recipes?
Now you have an idea of what deep fryer recipes to start with, you’ll notice how popular they become on your restaurant menu.
It doesn’t stop at meat and vegetables either. Did you know you can deep fry deserts? Even Ice Cream? They’re easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Experiment with food and find what works for you, and what your customers will surely love.
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